Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

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Charles Harrison, Paul J. Wood
Wiley, 2003 - Art - 1258 pages
33 Reviews
This popular anthology of twentieth-century art theoretical texts has now been expanded to take account of new research, and to include significant contributions to art theory from the 1990s.
  • New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts.
  • Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s.
  • Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.
  • The editors provide contextual introductions to 340 texts.
  • Complements Art in Theory 1648-1815 and Art in Theory 1815-1900 to create a complete survey of the theories underpinning the development of art in the modern period.

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This is an essential reference book with a broad scope that includes contextual writing, not necessarily about art directly, that addresses the broader zeitgeists of the century in philosophy ... Read full review

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In this comprehensive and tireless text Harrison covers an immense spectrum of artistic ideals and approaches, excellently presented for an enthusiast or art (history) student. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Charles Harrison is Professor of History and Theory of Art and Staff Tutor in Arts at the Open University. He is the author of numerous books on modern art criticism and art theory.

Paul Wood is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is co-editor, with Charles Harrison and Jason Gaiger, of Art in Theory 1648–1815 (2001) and Art in Theory 1815–1900 (1998).

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